Phipps Records A Double - Wins WMDH ThunderCar and Figure 8 Titles
19, 2010) – For the second time in his long career of
racing at Anderson Speedway, Rod Phipps won championships in two different
Prior to racing on Ed Martin
Toyota Championship night, Phipps had a sizable lead in the WMDH ThunderCar
Division and a lead in the Figure-8 competition over Curtis Chapman.
"It's not over till its
over," he said of running for two titles. "It would be nice if we do. I have a
good team behind us and they worked really hard this year. We lost our original
Figure-8 car on July 4 and have been running this car in both divisions."
Phipps recalled that in 2006
he won the Thunder Car pro division title which raced on Friday nights and the
Street Stock title in the same year.
He won the Figure-8 title in
2007 and the ThunderCar title in 2009.
" Winning two in the same
night is pretty awesome, it says
something about my team," he said.
Phipps had high praise for
his two closest competitors in the WMDH ThunderCar division, Rob Wyman and
"If (Rob) Wyman didn't have
the problems he had, we would have had a real good race," he said. "I wish it
would have come down to that, we became good friends this year.
"Watching Hannah blossom has
been awesome," Phipps said of the Alexandria driver who recorded three feature
wins this season.
"She's going to be one heck
of a race car driver, she's pretty
Phipps also praised Chapman
and the Terry Malone Jr. team for the point's battle in the Figure-8 division.
"We battled Curtis all
year," he said. "He's had a stellar year.
I've been fortunate. My car has stayed together, been consistent and that's what
has kept me out front."
For 2011 Phipps is going to
be competing on a regular basis in the Champion Racing Association's touring
Street Stock division.
"You might see us at
Anderson when CRA is not running,"
Phipps said. "It's time to
move on, nothing more I can prove here. I love racing at Anderson, the
atmosphere. We've had an awesome year."I've raced here for 18 years, time to see
what I can do in the Street Stock division," he concluded.